In a society fascinated by spirituality but committed to religious pluralism, the Christian worldview faces sophisticated and aggressive opposition. A prior commitment to diversity, with its requisite openness and relativistic outlook, has meant for skeptics, critics and even many Christians that whatever Christianity is, it cannot be exclusively true or salvific. What is needed in this syncretistic era is an authoritative, comprehensive Christian response. Point by point, argument by argument, the Christian faith must be effectively presented and defended. To Everyone an Answer: A Case for the Christian Worldview
offers such a response. Editors Francis J. Beckwith, William Lane Craig and J. P. Moreland have gathered together in this book essays covering all major aspects of apologetics, including:
- faith and reason
- arguments for Gods existence
- the case for Jesus
- the problem of evil
- religious pluralism and Christian exclusivism
Preeminent in their respective fields, the contributors to this volume offer a solid case for the Christian worldview and a coherent defense of the Christian faith.
Francis J. Beckwith (PhD, Fordham University) is professor of philosophy and church-state studies at Baylor University in Waco, Texas, where he is also a fellow and faculty associate in the Institute for Studies of Religion. He was the 2008-2009 Mary Ann Remick Senior Visiting Fellow in the Notre Dame Center for Ethics & Culture and was a 2002-2003 Madison Research Fellow in Politics at Princeton University, where he has served since 2003 as a member of the James Madison Society. Beckwith is the author of numerous books such as and . His articles have been published in a number of academic journals across a variety of disciplines, including and Beckwith has been a speaker for numerous Christian ministries (both Protestant and Catholic) throughout his career, including Summit Ministries and the Catholic Apologetics Academy, where he has served on their faculties since 1996 and 2013 respectively. He and his wife, Frankie, live in Woodway, Texas.
William Lane Craig (PhD, philosophy, University of Birmingham; ThD, systematic theology, University of Munich) is Research Professor of Philosophy at T albot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He is also president of the Evangelical Philosophical Society. Craig has published articles in philosophical and theological journals such as and He has written or cowritten more than twenty books, including and
J. P. Moreland (PhD, University of Southern California) is Distinguished Professor of Philosophy at Talbot School of Theology, Biola University, in La Mirada, California. He is the author or coauthor of over thirty-five books, including , , , , , , , and . In his distinguished career, Moreland has co-planted three churches, spoken and debated on over 175 college campuses around the country, and served with Campus Crusade for Christ for ten years. The founder and director of Eidos Christian Center, he also previously served as a bioethicist for PersonaCare Nursing Homes, Inc. headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. Moreland's ideas have been covered by both popular religious and non-religious outlets, including the , , PBS's "Closer to Truth," and magazine.
To Everyone An Answer by Francis Beckwith, William Lane Craig, and J.P. Moreland, is one of the best written and comprehensive discussions of Christian fundamentals of faith. Earnest Christians could find discussions in greater depth and detail through many months of research and study of great writers in Christianity, philosophy, and Biblical history. But short of devotion to many years of concentrated study, readers can now possess a powerful and revealing book a book that challenges us to really examine what we believe, how strong our faith is, and our ability to reason and apply the truths we know.
The intricate content of the work is rich with Bible truths and Biblical theorems, postulated to aid understanding the foundation of Christian thought and practice. Practical philosophical arguments are constructed with sound Biblical principles and concepts, along with discussions that explore Biblical truths in contrast to postulates proposed by mainstream modern society. The authors put forward their arguments in a confrontational style, which is typical for most philosophy courses. Readers will be pleased to find well structured, supported, and validated conclusions based on presented facts and documented principles of faith.
The book is divided into five primary areas of discussion. Many arguments surrounding basic Christian theology, practices, and concepts are offered to answer questions of faith and Biblical truths from rudimentary to advanced issues. From the relationship of reason and faith, to the challenges that face Christians today, very moving and substantial discussions are provided as a means for many to deepen their insight and true faith in God's word. A masterfully prepared collage of ideas through and of potential opponents guides readers to become proponents of Christian beliefs.
We are each provided detailed information, or weapons, to use in our defense of what we believe. The abundance of thought permits greater insight into ourselves by helping us first examine what we believe, then aids in the conglomerate thought process of faith. By dissecting the arguments against Biblical truths and faith, we are able to examine our fundamental understandings and see through the poor construction of world arguments. The reader is led through a wealth of encouragement and understanding to ponder and prove many of the most sacred compositions of knowledge and faith building. Once our Holy Armor is placed upon us, we are given additional weapons through the concepts offered by this resource for all Christians. It simply must find its place in the believers library. Dr. Wesley B. Rose, Christian Book Previews.com
To Everyone an Answer is intentionally an accessible and readable book. Its thorough name, subject, and Scripture indexes are helpful study aids. Clergy and students will likely benefit most from this book. Doubtless, informed laity, and of course, curious non-Christians will find it informative as well.
"Written specifically for students, it intends to supply them with the background and materials to defend their faith in a culturally and religiously plural world . . . Thorough overview of all the most important issues."
"The practical nature of these essays makes the book useful to the preacher as well as to the academic apologist . . . seminary students ought to purchase [it]"